Maya Angelou

Highlighting Author and Activist Maya Angelou

By Rose Miyatsu on March 22, 2018

“While you’re in this fabulous institution, Washington University, I would encourage all of you – black and white, Asians and Hispanics, native Americans – to avail yourselves of the library. Study…learn some of the black American literature. It will stand you in good stead in years to come.” –Ma...

Film screening: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’

By ksinger on September 25, 2016

This free screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first feature documentary about the world-renowned writer, performer, and activist, is co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries and presented as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise – Henry Hampton Film Series

By Alison Carrick on March 30, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Henry Hampton Film Series screening at the Missouri History Museum. The event was co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum and there were 500 people in attendance. The sc...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

By Alison Carrick on March 23, 2016

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise With co-director Rita Coburn Whack March 24, 2016 – 7:00 pm Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum In advance of the St. Louis premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, we’d like to share this interview with Maya Angelou that is part of the Henry Hampton Co...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

By Alison Carrick on February 12, 2016

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise With co-director Rita Coburn Whack March 24, 2016 – 7:00 pm Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum as part of the Henry Hampton Fi...